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Ubisoft: We Will Continue to Support PS3 for Foreseeable Future

Posted by Sammy Barker

Life in the old dog yet

Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the next entry in Ubisoft’s stab happy series, will climb over current generation consoles. The sequel – which was announced last week – will be exclusive to systems such as the PlayStation 4, meaning that those who haven’t upgraded yet will miss out on the romp during the French Revolution. Don’t despair, though, as the publisher has promised to keep pumping the PlayStation 3 with poison darts packed with content.

“We will have games for the PS3 for this year and probably the years after,” said Lionel Raynaud, the company’s vice-president of creative. “We want to be able to provide games to people who are playing on these consoles. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was the first Assassin’s Creed game of this new generation, but I wouldn’t say that it was a cross-generation game, as it has features that could only be for this generation.”

Rumour has it that the firm is actually working on a second Assassin’s Creed game for current-gen consoles, which is currently codenamed ‘Comet’. This will purportedly repurpose the naval combat from last year’s historical outing, and will be set in New York during the 18th century. However, many of the outfit’s other titles are cross-platform – but isn’t designing games with ancient hardware in mind holding them back?

“It’s a choice – even when you do a game that has old-gen and new-gen versions, we decide which one is the lead,” Raynaud explained. “So if you decide that the new-gen is the lead for all of your games, then you have no restrictions at all – you’re just saying that the other generation will maybe not be able to have everything, but will still be a better game than we’re used to having on this generation.” Would you prefer Ubisoft focused on the PS4 at this point in time? Argue in the comments section below.


User Comments (10)



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

All the more reason to avoid ubisoft on ps4. There will be enough ps4 or next gen exclusives to keep me busy. I would hope they'd concentrate on ps4 and then work back towards ps3 but I don't think that'll happen. I imagine there concentration will be on ps3 for at least another couple of years.



XavandSo said:

Unless this is a great April Fool's Joke, I am happy with this move. I know most of you have already upgraded to the PS4 and would hate my opinion right now, but I, personally, know many who aren't interested in next-gen but are interested in coming games (Destiny, Watch Dogs, etc). Leaving them out is just money left on the table. Not everyone is a hardcore enthusiast who needs next-gen. In regards to hardware restrictions, kill them off though.



N711 said:

@SimonAdebisi you cant 'avoid' Ubisoft
I think they are doing it right. Its a transition. A few games are cross gen , a few are for old gen and a few for new gen like Unity or the Division and lots of other stuff Im not aware of or cant think of right now.
@get2sammyb : I think Comet is for old gen only or am I wrong? (getting confused with your current, new, old gen names



Shellybird27 said:

@SimonAdebisi Why? Ubisoft currently has some of the best games coming soon. Child if Light, Watch Dogs, Unity, Divison, Farcry 4, Valiant Hearts, etc.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

@Shellybird27 because they'll mostly be churning out franchise sequels for cross gen profits. I liked far cry 2, 3 was pretty awesome. Not bothered about 4. Assassins creed again won't sway me. Watchdogs looks OK.



readyletsgo said:

Well that just means they will be supporting the WiiU too, no excuses now, Ubi.

Nice, I'll stick with my ps3 and WiiU for the foreseeable future so.

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